Dependency on alcohol and drugs can lead to devastating consequences for those caught in the destructive grip of addiction to mind-and mood-altering substances and has been overwhelmingly linked to factors that contribute to incarceration.
Indeed, national research indicates that 65% of the U.S. inmate population meets the criteria for substance use disorders, and another 20% were either under the influence of sustances at the time of their offense, stole money to buy drugs, are substance abuers, or share some combination of these characteristics.
Providing inmates with evidence-based treatment is essential to eradicating the cycle of substance use, incarceration and recidivism. That's why CCA is committed to offering an array of substance use disorder treatment modalities to address this critical need. CCA's substance use disorder programs utilize state-of-the-art cognitive-behavorial curricula in conjunction with time-tested therapeutic community (TC) practices to help correct the program particiapants' maladaptive thinking and behavior patterns that underlie their crimes and destructive use of drugs.
Residential Drug Abuse Program
CCA's residential drug-abuse program (RDAP) takes place in a separate residential unit away from the general population. The highly-structured program schedule includes group and individual counseling as well as TC activities that promote adherence to the highest standards of conduct and accountability.
Treatment begins with an initial screening and assessment process to determine the participant's suitability for treatment and identify specific treatment needs. This process is followed by the development of a customized treatment plan that will guide the participant's goals and objectives throughout the course of the program. The TC provides a safe and supportive environment in which participants can practice pro-social behaviors in accordance with TC standards of behavior.
Through intensive peer-to-peer interaction and communication, along with staff guidance and leadership, participants learn new ways of thinking and behaving that result in demonstrable and sustainable lifestyle change.
Knowledgeable, Professional Staff
CCA's RDAP is administered by highly-trained, licensed or certified addictions professionals with a commitment to keeping abreast of the latest developments in addictions studies and utilizing evidence-based best practices to ensure quality program service delivery. CCA's intensive and innovative company-paid learning and development strategies for addictions treatment professionals help CCA recruit and retain the best and brightest in the addictions field.
CCA is a member of the National Association for Addiction Treatment Professionals (NAADAC), the largest national membership organization for addictions professionals, and is a NAADAC-approved education provider. Attaining this status was not an easy process. To do so, CCA presented a 600-page plan outlining the company's philosophy, approach, practices and methods in addictions treatment. As a result of this rigorous examination, CCA is able to provide quality continuing education opportunities that advance staff knowledge and skills in addiction-related content areas and provide continuing education units (CEUs) that are accepted by the National Certification Commission for Addictions Professionals and many of the individual state addictions licensing and certification boards.
Support groups are offered to offenders who recognize a need for additional help along the road to personal recovery. Available addictions treatment support group offerings can vary by facility, but may include:
- Alcoholics Anonymous
- Narcotics Anonymous
- Faith-based programs
- Partners in Parenting
- Straight Ahead (a 10-part program developed by Texas Christian University’s Institute for Behavioral Research)
- Thinking for a Change (a 22-lesson program offered by the National Institute of Corrections)